Lifeboat week 2019 came to a close yesterday with our final event, the lifeboat service led by our Chaplain Tony Higgins.
A big thank you to everyone who came along to one of our events, we hope that you enjoyed the week as much as we did. The weather was a bit tricky at times and we were sad to cancel the live music on Friday night but it was the right decision in the end. A big thank you to all our volunteer crew & fundraisers for all their hard work and late nights. A big thank you to their families too who won't have seen much of them over the last few days.
Lifeboat week 2020 looks like it will be 7-16 August but we'll confirm that in a few weeks.
Today is one of the highlights for us in lifeboat week. It's a busy day with lots going on but that's how we like it.
We have the Lifeboat Festival and Fair at Prince Albert Gardens from 11am to 4pm. In the middle of that we have the build-a-boat competition running from 12pm to 4pm. Our bar and BBQ will be open from 12pm to keep people fed and watered. There will be stalls, kid's games, scalextric, raffle, cake stall and much more.
Live music 2pm to 4pm with Ratrace ska band.
4.30pm - Build-a-boat race at The Stone Quay
Live music 7pm to 9pm - Raspberry Jam
Live music 9pm to 11pm - The Reptiles
We were looking forward to seeing Ratrace play on Friday 16th August but we had to cancel due to the awful weather forecast. They have very kindly offered to play from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 17th August instead though.
Our bar and BBQ will be open so come along and enjoy Dorset's premier 9 piece ska band.
Our fundraising volunteers will be out in Swanage town centre with their collection boxes this morning. Please spare a thought for them out in the blustery weather and put some change in their boxes. Thank you.
We've taken the difficult decision to cancel our live music, bar and BBQ event at Prince Albert Gardens on Friday 16th August. It's not a decision we wanted to take but the safety of our volunteers and the public has to come first. The wind's forecast are above the limit recommended by our marquee manufacturer and that combined with the rain that is forecast mean that we've had to cancel.
The good news is that the weather at the weekend looks breezy but dry so all other events are unaffected.